Launch Largest Car/Passenger Ferry At Gdansk Shipyard

What is reported to be the largest car/passenger ferry in the world — the first in a series of four — was launched recently at the Gdynia Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland, for the Stena Line AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Despite the present difficulties in Poland, the launching occurred almost in line with the time schedule and the M/S Stena Scandinavica will be delivered in the first quarter of 1983, Gdynia, officials reported.

The 173 m long and 29 m wide (about 568 by 95 foot) ferry can transport up to 2,500 passengers, 90 percent of whom can be accommodated in private cabins, and 700 cars or 100 trailers between Gothenburg and Kiel, Germany.

The vessel will include a main restaurant with a 570-person capacity, an aft restaurant for 470 persons, and a night club with a 400-person capacity. Conference rooms for a total of 450 persons and a duty-free shop also will be incorporated.

Designed for a service speed of 22 knots, the completely airconditioned vessel will be fitted with gyro fin stabilizers.

Principal particulars of the M/S Stena Scandinavica are: length, overall — about 173.0 m (568 f t . ) ; length between pp — 154.2 m (506 ft.) ; breadth molded — 28.5 m (94 ft.) ; breadth extreme — about 29 m (95 ft.) ; depth molded to 3rd deck—8.6 m (28 ft.) ; depth molded to 12th deck (top)—33.2 m (109 ft.) ; service draft —6.25 m (21 f t . ); design draft —6.65 m (22 f t . ); max. draft—6.7 m (22 ft.) ; deadweight on design draft — 4,400 ton; deadweight on service draft —3,000 ton; speed on service draft — 21.5 knots; gross tonnage— about 19,000 grt; class — Lloyd's R e g i s t e r of Shipping + 100 A-l Car Ferry + LMC UMS, Ice 2.

Equipment includes: 4 16 cyl.

Zgoda Sulzer 16 ZV 40/48 10,000 hp each, 40,000-hp heavy fuel operation 3,500 sec. ri; 2 reduction gears 500/135 rpm Renk ASL 200; 2 CP propellers Zamech/ Liaaen; 2 rudders; 2 bow thrusters, 1,500 hp each, Zamech/ Liaaen; 2 fin stabilizers, 13.5 sqm each, Sperry; 5 auxiliary engines Cegielski/Sulzer, 8ASL 2 5 / 3 0, 1,760 bhp each at 750 gpm; 2 steam boilers, Gdansk Shipyard; 2 exhaust gas boilers, Green Boilers ; 2 fresh water evaporators, Nirex; 5 AC generators Dolmel Siemens, 380 V/50 Hz, about 1,500 kva each, engine monitoring system, Saab; main engine combustion control system, Asea.

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